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to the most people, as a place to reinforce the strength of america, so that people could be patriotic and feel confident, that we were in the race, and we could also launch our own rocket, just like the russians. >> you'd think a building that represented so much that was great about america would be considered an historical treasure. yet it came surprisingly close to being torn down. that and more when we return. [whistle blowing] visit... >> the railroad companies built their terminals in order to show off the strength, the power of their companies. this building is a symbol of the speed and the power, and the success of the railroads and the railroad companies that owned them. >> but by the 1950s, the nation's new highways made traveling by car more popular. and flying was really taking off. it looked like the end of the line for passenger railroads. in the 1960s, proposals were made to tear down grand central. but jacqueline kennedy onassis, president john f. kennedy's widow, came to the rescue. she helped save the beautiful building. today, the emphasis is on preservation and re
you what. >>> i'll introduce you to some of america's most talented artists and writers. >>> i'll have the story of a musician who gets her inspiration from books. >> and there's more, just ahead on "teen kids news." >>> hi, i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm jessica. we'll start with headlines from around the world. >>> the first family visited europe earlier this week. mr. obama met with russia's president to talk about reducing nuclear weapons. both nations agreed to sizable cuts. the administration sought to repair strained relations between the two countries, a theme echoed in president obama's speech to graduates at a moscow business school. >> i believe that on the fundamental issues that will shape this century, americans and russians share common interests that form a basis for cooperation. >> the president then traveled on to italy for the g-8 summit and to meet with the pope. >>> sarah palin is offering more information about her surprise resignation as alaska's governor. her last day in office will be july 26th and she claims that her plans are uncertain. >> i do not know what the fut
an inside look at a summer program offered by one of the most sophisticated police organizations in america. >> an injury epidemic is benching young athletes. i'll have a report on how to avoid it. >> we'll find out what inspired a boy to write two books by the time he hit his teens. >> when it comes to the internet - how much is too much? we'll hear from an expert. >> i'll show you how kids discover other cultures in dance class. >> all that and more, so stay tuned for teen kids news. >> hi, i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm jessica. let's check out this week's big stories from around the world. >> an historic event in iraq this week. the u.s. military officially handed over control of baghdad and other iraqi cities to local security forces. >> our assessment is the iraqis are ready, willing, and able to step up to this. >> celebrations across the country marked the occasion. while this is a first step, it's not a complete withdrawal of u.s. troops. about 130,000 u.s. troops still remain in the country, president obama hopes to have all combat troops out of iraq by the end of next summer. >> after s
grandmother was emily post -- america's most famous authority on proper etiquette. >> it started she grew up in new york city and was a part of society. in new york city during her time, she looked into customs and manners of the time and figured out what was really essential and wound up with an 800 page book that was way more than what she expected. >> part five of that book covers dining and entertaining. and the dreaded formal dining table. all these plates and glasses. how do i know which one's mine? >> cindy post senning -- >> the pat answer is well your bread plate is the one on your left. but you might not remember that and you might be seated at a table like this and not be sure which one is yours and i have a little trick for you. you just take your thumb and you index finger of each hand. make a circle like you're making an okay sign put your other finger straight up. tell me what letter that looks like -- >> "b." >> sure and that "b" would stand for bread. which would be the side your bread plate is on. your other hand now looks like a -- "d." and that would be for drink and thos
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